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John Stuart BlackieScottish Scholar and Patriot$
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Stuart Wallace

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748611850

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.001.0001

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(p.300) 11 Emeritus
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John Stuart Blackie
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Wallace Stuart

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.003.0011

This chapter discusses the retirement of John Stuart Blackie from his chair and his death. In March 1881 Blackie suffered a series of colds, which weakened him. The pattern of serious winter colds was repeated in January and February of the following year, with Blackie bedridden for part of the time, afflicted with temporary blindness. Young female friends read to him and wrote his letters, and by mid-March he was well enough to invite members of his Hellenic Society. For some time Blackie had been a Scottish celebrity. His character was played in pantomime at the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh by John Wilson's great-nephew. Since the influenza attack early in 1892 there had been a slowing in Blackie's activity. He had a long rest from lecturing in the first months of 1893. Blackie died on 2 March 1895 aged eighty-five years and seven months.

Keywords:   John Stuart Blackie, Hellenic Society, Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, John Wilson, influenza

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